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Old 29th January 2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Acer Aspire 3000 weird fault!!! Help :)

Hi Guy's,

I know this is an Audio community and i've had some fantastic help on the audio side.
But I've got a problem with a laptop, and have tried the computer forums. But they only go to part level and not component. So I give up with them guys lol.

Now for the annoying fault, I have an Acer Aspire laptop, it's a few years old and has been replaced. But i'd like to get it working as it was a good laptop.

Just over a year ago all was working well on it. Then one morning I turned it on, but it wouldn't power up (no cpu fan or HDD spinning just dead) apart from the charging light on the front. This just went solid green, normally it goes amber when charging.

So i thought I'd investigate, I started by removing the RAM cleaning and reseating, same with the HDD, even cleaned and applied more heat sink paste and all the heatsinks and reseated them. Looked for shorts but nothing obvious. Stripped it fully down made sure nothing was overheating.

Tried it with the battery out and just on mains. Cleared the BIOS by removing the battery for 5 mins. All to no avail. So it was just all put back together and put in a cupboard for a year and forgot about.

Now last night I thought I'd see if it had any components I could use. But out of curiosity I thought I'd see it it would power up. Plugged in the charger and it started charging, strange i thought didn't do this last time. Powered it on and it booted up to my suprise.

So I shut it down and thought I'd move it to a room that I was in. Went to power it on again and I was back at the original fault solid green light and nothing spinning or starting up .

So I did what I did last time and nothing still.

So I've come to the conclusion that the fault is something that is holding a charge, as over a year everything will have fully discharged.

Where do I start in finding it? I think it could be the battery but I refuse to buy a new one until I can confirm this.

Or can anyone else shed a light on it?

At the moment the battery is just defrosting, I thought I'd try the freezer trick.

ANy help appreciated

thankyou in advance
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Old 30th January 2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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well I tried the freezer trick and that didn't work. Could something be holding a charge stopping it from powering up? As thats what it seems like. And ideas or thoughts please
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